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El Nuevo Rodeo

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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2709 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1927 (27th Avenue S.)
+1 612-728-0101
11:30 - 04:00
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Mon - Tue 11:30 - 21:30
Wed 11:30 - 09:30
Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 04:00
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166 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is not a Tex-Mex restaurant. They offer dishes from all over Mexico. The flavored Mexican soda is wonderful - do try it. Our service was quick and friendly. Our entrees were good and offered a different flavor than typical Mex food - a nice change. The steak had a good flavor. We finished with a Flan and it was... More 

Thank lugojrdn
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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352 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Best mole sauce in town. When I'm not in the mood for mole, I usually get my enchiladas "Christmas" style with one red sauce and one green sauce. I also love their pineapple chipotle margarita. I usually get a pacifico to go with it as it is a little sweet. They used to have a agave jalapeño margarita that was... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This place is a "Dining for Miles" place so I come to get Delta airlines miles. Food is usually quite good, although on today's visit got no chips and salsa to accompany meal, even after bartender asked if I wanted some... he was rushed so never got them. Oh well, I'll give them one one that, but it better not... More 

Thank augopher
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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507 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Having driven by this place hundreds of times we finally checked it out only to discover that while it has an extensive menu, it is all rather standard fare. Started with rather flat tortilla chips and a very mediocre salsa. The menu has a few ceviches but everything else is rather standard fare. Chile rellenos, enchiladas, tacos, and anything else... More 

Thank t-bonetraveller
Paris, France
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76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

Checked out this place out for lunch. Was disappointed from the beginning. The atmosphere is dreary and frankly, not a very clean looking restaurant. Food and drink not so good. My cheese Enchilada was cold and a notch above fast food. The margarita was too sweet and had a horrible, perfume like after taste. Won't be back.

Thank Sugarcookiecube
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

Drinks are fantastic, food is authentic, prices are what they should be. See photos. One of the top Mexican restaurants in the twin cities and we have been just about everywhere. (We also love El Tejaban, Boca Chica.) Street parking on a Sunday was plentiful and we lucked out and got the one right in front of the restaurant but... More 

Thank TJfromMN
St.Paul, Minnesota
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978 reviews
575 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

Yes, Tex Mex is available here but friends tell me that the 3-4 page menu contains much more authentic Mexican food (I'm not Mexican). The room is attractive and there is a nice bar. But what brings you here - and I think should bring you back, is the food. Prices very reasonable. Came here for lunch one day. Vast... More 

1 Thank Seniordad
Minneapolis, MN
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

El Nuevo Rodeo has authentic Mexican food. Try the pickled spicy carrots to start. They have full service bar with bar seating. The neighborhood hasn't always been the best, but it's turning over and slowly getting better. Great prices, not expensive. You get a decent amount of food for the price. The paid parking stinks, but the food is worth... More 

2 Thank GandYMac
Minneapolis, MN
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

El Nuevo is my favorite Mexican resturant in town. The El Nuevo enchiladas are the best. Their salsas are very good and they make a mean margarita.

2 Thank Tomactii
Matzenbach, Germany
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

If you're looking for Tex-Mex, a variety of tacos, enchiladas, burritos and chimichangas with bland rice and beans, this place is not for you. For those looking for an authentic Mexican cuisine, from Oaxaca, then you've come to the right place. Great food, full of flavor, exotic ingredients. The tamales cooked in banana leaves were fabulous, both a spicy pork,... More 

2 Thank Primrose B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 09:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2709 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1927
    (27th Avenue S.)
  • Public Transportation: We are two blocks East of the Hiawatha Light Rail Station! Don't drink and drive! Hop on the train, instead!
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-728-0101
El Nuevo Rodeo's Chef-driven menus quickly made it the place to be for the Latino community in Minnesota. Today, El Nuevo Rodeo is now getting attention from the mainstream community as the best Mexican food in town.Its cuisine has redefined expectations for the foodie community with our authentic from-scratch cooking, gourmet Mexican cuisine, and festive atmosphere. Our award-winning dishes remain faithful to their traditional roots while incorporating regional accents and inspired innovation. You will know just what we are talking about when you try our Pineapple-Chipotle Margarita or our Guacamole en Molcajete, made in a traditional lava-rock mortar and prepared table-side. Our culinary creations offers homage to original Mexican dishes made from scratch each day. Hand made tortillas, tamales and sauces create the foundation for our seasonal specials. We invite you to embark upon a journey into Mexico's gastronomical world and experience our passion for the flavors of Mexico.

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